Deluxe numbered, limited issue. Bound in full terracotta Wassa goatskin, blocked to front, rear and spine with a design by Jeff Clements, lettered in gilt to the spine. Illustrated with seventeen colour plates reproducing first century Pompeiian frescoes. Map endpapers. Printed on Cordier Wove paper. Bound-in brown ribbon bookmark. Upper edges gilt. Housed in a brown cloth-covered clamshell box lettered in gilt to the spine. A fine copy, presenting as unread, the binding square and firm, the contents bright and clean throughout.

Limited edition of 1750 hand-numbered copies, bound by Lachenmaier, Germany, of which this is no. 305. The text used is the acclaimed 2006 Penguin translation by Robert Fagles.

Stock code: 21642


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Translated by::

FAGLES, Robert


London: The Folio Society.


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